Criminal Justice Administration and Human Services Department
Course Prefix and Number:
Advanced Criminal Justice Internship
Students complete 45 hours of experiential work for each credit hour. Students typically work in a criminal justice agency, in a non-profit agency which interacts with the criminal justice system, in an attorney's office, or in other similar positions promoting an understanding of Criminal Justice. The directing faculty member must approve the internship placement. Grades are assigned as S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). Prerequisites: Minimum nine hours of criminal justice coursework, senior standing, minimum 3.0 GPA in major core classes at time of registration for internship. Students may register for no more than 12 criminal justice internship credits (399 and 499 combined) during their time at Columbia College.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
Minimum 9 hours of criminal justice coursework. Senior standing (84 credit hours). Min. 3.0 GPA in major core classes at time of registration for internship. Students may register for no more than 12 criminal justice internship credits (399 and 499 combined) during their time at Columbia College.
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered Fall and Spring.
To promote advanced personal and work skills.
To explore career options in areas related to criminal justice.
To promote advanced civic and social responsiblity.
To promote learning through practical experience.
To increase advanced personal undrstanding of the criminal justice system as an enhancement to classroom understanding.
Demonstrate relationship of internship activity to criminal justice coursework.
Demonstrate increased personal understanding of the criminal justice system as a consequence of internship.
Locate criminal justice internship with assistance of appropriate faculty member and career services coordinator
Complete internship contract with guidance from supervising faculty member and career services coordinator
Complete internship orientation prior to beginning internship
Complete 45 clock hours of internship work for each hour of academic credit (135 hours for three hours of credit)
Complete all work agreed upon in the internship contract
Periodically reporting to supervising faculty member
Submit a final report on the internship to include a weekly journal of internship activities, a reflection on the internship provider and its role in the criminal justice system, whom the provider serves, how it achieves its goals, its role in society, etc.) and a personal evaluation of the internship experience
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 10
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical
outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.